Mk1 Hood Replacement

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Mk1 Hood Replacement

Postby jimme69 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:45 pm

Afternoon, as you may have figured I'm new!

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I'm looking for recommendations on hood replacement ideally within the Aberdeen area however I am prepared to travel around Scotland to find someone who can do a good job. I've been searching for months and not been able to find anyone, I'm not fussed if it's at a garage, upholsterers or just done by another enthusiastic mx-5 owner. I'm happy to source the hood and take my car to whoever can complete the work but having read many accounts online of people changing their hoods I just feel that it's a job I'd rather not handle on my own.

Over to you folks, pints are on me if you can come up with the goods!!!
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Re: Mk1 Hood Replacement

Postby joeytalent » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:22 pm

Big drive for you, but Steve at Goodwood Sportcars (http://www.goodwoodsportscars.co.uk/) does hood replacements now. He's down in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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Re: Mk1 Hood Replacement

Postby drumtochty » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:47 pm

If you want to bring it down to Drumtocty Glen then we could do it together.

Busy just now but would be available next month.

For the avoidance of doubt that does not mean you stand back and watch!

I will have all the tools required but it will be a good half days work.

Goodwoodsportscars have a very good name and the guy has done lots of hood changes.

I have done one.

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Re: Mk1 Hood Replacement

Postby gm » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:42 pm

joeytalent wrote:Big drive for you, but Steve at Goodwood Sportcars (http://www.goodwoodsportscars.co.uk/) does hood replacements now. He's down in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

HTH



£275 fitted is a great price, and you'll get a chance to see some very nice mx5s down there. I've just fitted a new hood to my mk1, even though it was the third one I have done, if still took ages to get right. Next time, I'll be paying someone else to do it :)
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Re: Mk1 Hood Replacement

Postby monty57 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:22 am

Yes I've used Steve at Goodwood Sportscars and bought a mk1 from him and left my earlier mk 1 with him to fit a new hood before I sold it and then went down the following week to pick it up. No complaints. Quite a long drive but you might be able to fit it into a break - plenty to see in Northumbria /Borders.

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Re: Mk1 Hood Replacement

Postby jimme69 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:43 am

Cheers for the advice guys, much appreciated.

Should have really gone to Goodwood Sports Cars earlier in the year as I was doing a lot of work down that neck of the woods.

Eddie, thanks for the offer, I've no fear of getting my hands dirtied so I might just take you up on your offer, I'm off on holiday at the end of the month but mid October works for me if it does for you. If you're free around then let me know and I'll pm you to arrange in full.

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Re: Mk1 Hood Replacement

Postby jimme69 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:23 am

Thanks for the advice guys, much appreciated!
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Re: Mk1 Hood Replacement

Postby jimme69 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:18 am

Hood bought, thanks to craigyboy on here for that. Just need to source a mk2 frame now and I'll be ready to roll!

Does the offer of assistance and know-how still stand Eddie?
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Re: Mk1 Hood Replacement

Postby drumtochty » Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:36 pm

Taken out of ritirement again but for just a week or two will get back asap
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Re: Mk1 Hood Replacement

Postby jimme69 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:43 am

Thanks Eddie, fire me a PM when you're free and we'll get something sorted out.
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Re: Mk1 Hood Replacement

Postby jimme69 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:53 pm

Well I've only gone and bloody done it!

After purchasing a rotten hood frame off a mk2 I bit the bullet and got a pricier, but more solid, one from Autolink and fitted it all up this weekend. Turned out to be a doddle, although my rain rail is now 95% duct tape, and makes a massive difference to the car in terms of wind noise and of course dryness!

Just have one query which I hope someone with experience of hoods will be able to answer. Basically it all fits well but there's a small gap between the leading edge of the hood and the windscreen frame. It's fine and tight at either side but just sits up slightly across the middle, is this normal? The old hood did it slightly too so it's unlikely to be the new frame that's the issue.

Any advice welcomed!
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Re: Mk1 Hood Replacement

Postby Richardn » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:19 am

It may be the windscreen is slightly bent, I have seen it.

Insert washers behind the striker plates on the windscreen to even it out. The ends will drop a bit but it will be better
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Re: Mk1 Hood Replacement

Postby jimme69 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:14 am

Thanks Richard, will give it a go!
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